• Closed for Dr. King holiday 2022
  • renderingThe library’s William K. Cheatham Building (Main Library) – which opened in 1985 at 1 North Tennessee Ave. – will receive extensive exterior repairs and upgrades in 2022 as part of the Atlantic City Free Public Library Tennessee Avenue Improvement Project. The library has received grant funding from the first round of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act (ASSEMBLY, No. 222; STATE OF NEW JERSEY; 217th LEGISLATURE), which will fund 50 percent of the project cost. Click here to read more.
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  • The Atlantic City Free Public Library is happy to announce that as of this month, it no longer charges fines for overdue library items. Also, overdue fines previously accrued by library members will be waived, regardless of the amount. The goal of eliminating overdue fines is to improve equity of access — that all people have the information they need, regardless of age, education, ethnicity, language, income, physical limitations or geographic barriers. Click here to read more.

  • SarahSpencerWashingtonThe Atlantic City Free Public Library’s extensive archival collections related to African American history in the city will soon become easier for the public to explore and utilize. The library received a grant of $128,826 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement “The City of Dreams: the Atlantic City Experience” project. Click here to read more.
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Digital Services


Even when the Atlantic City Free Public Library facilities are closed, you can still take advantage of our services. The library offers a variety of premium eResources that are available 24/7 to cardholders who have Internet access. 

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